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Jump in prescriptions by dentists during lockdown stokes fear of antibiotic resistance

LONDON, UK: According to a new study, dentists in England wrote 25% more prescriptions for antibiotics between April and July 2020 than they did during the ...

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Interview: Effects of COVID-19 on dentistry in Asia Pacific, Part 1

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on dental business, but its effects have varied among countries around the world. In this interview, Dental Tribune ...

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Dental education and COVID-19: Study identifies challenges and opportunities

TAIPEI, Taiwan: SARS-CoV-2 has required dental schools to be innovative. Three online symposia were held earlier this year in order to analyse strategies ...

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How to protect patients and personnel from COVID-19

Infection control and prevention measures commonly observed in the dental practice are safe and effective, but hygiene routines need to be known, understood...

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Mitigation methods currently in place are effective, study shows

LONDON, UK: The latest results of a promising feasibility study which demonstrated the effectiveness of mitigation methods used in dental practices during ...

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Dental sales return, with caveat

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dentists typically follow the performance of the world’s largest dental companies in order to inform themselves about new products and ...

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New survey highlights dentists’ pessimism about the future

LONDON, UK: There is a growing body of evidence indicating declining well-being among dentists worldwide. This was confirmed by a recent survey conducted by...

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ADA supports point-of-care COVID-19 testing by dentists

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: According to a new policy from the American Dental Association, point-of-care testing to screen patients for chronic diseases and other ...

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Dental students worried about lacking clinical skills

LEIPZIG, Germany: Many dental students returning for the winter semester in the northern hemisphere have had little or no clinical practice since the ...

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Interview: Building rapport between dental technicians and dentists

Romeo Giuseppe is a dental technician and owner of a prosthetic dentistry laboratory in Turin in Italy. In this interview, he speaks to Dental Tribune ...

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Koelnmesse presents awaited concept for safe IDS 2021

COLOGNE, Germany: Over the past months, concerns have arisen about the likelihood of the International Dental Show (IDS) taking place in March 2021 owing to...

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BIOLASE reports revenue rebound

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., U.S.: Medical device company BIOLASE expects that its U.S. sales revenue for the third quarter of 2020 will be in line with that of ...

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Leading dental schools unite

LONDON, UK: Four of the world’s top dental colleges have entered into an alliance that aims to advance dental education and pursue new research ...

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What we know about a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine so far

LEIPZIG, Germany: As the race to develop a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine continues, certain questions may arise that need clarification. While some still doubt the ...

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Study indicates 16% of UK dental professionals may have had COVID-19

BIRMINGHAM, UK: Across the UK, local lockdowns are proliferating as SARS-CoV-2 case numbers continue to increase. Though the initial nationwide lockdown ...

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Less than 1% of dentists in the U.S. affected by COVID-19, study finds

CHICAGO, U.S.: Since SARS-CoV-2 is an airborne virus and very easily spreads through aerosols, dentists were believed to be at a high infection risk at the ...

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Sunshine vitamin D and COVID-19: Is there a correlation?

LEIPZIG, Germany: Vitamin D, also referred to as the sunshine vitamin, is increasingly more difficult to obtain from sun exposure. The increase in the ...

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Fallow time calculator launched after AGP review

LONDON, UK: A review of the evidence relating to the use of aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) and the risk that they pose for the transmission of ...

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Organisers of IDS determine new guidelines for 2021 event

COLOGNE, Germany: Over the past few weeks, the organisers of the International Dental Show (IDS) have announced several changes to the upcoming ...

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Periodontal status may play role in COVID-19 severity

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: The link between periodontal disease and systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease is, by now, well established in the ...

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The dental hygienist in times of COVID-19

In 2001, the concept of the human microbiome was first introduced by Joshua Lederberg. The microbiome consists of the entire genomic heritage of ...

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Survey shows UK periodontists feel let down by government and regulators during pandemic

LONDON, UK: Though it is quite evident that dentistry, as a whole, has been greatly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the specific ways in which ...

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AEEDC Dubai postponed to summer 2021

DUBAI, UAE: The staging company for AEEDC Dubai, INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, has been closely monitoring the evolving global situation related to the ...

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Palliative care successful for endodontic emergencies during lockdown

SAN ANTONIO, U.S.: During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, aerosol-generating procedures in dentistry have been restricted in order to comply with a ...

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Millions of missed appointments: UK dentistry feels heat from COVID-19

NORTHAMPTON, UK: Since mid-June, dental clinics across the UK have faced a staggered resumption of elective dental care after the easing of a ...

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Ten guiding principles as we recover from lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic

One of the lessons we have all observed in recent months is that the effects of COVID-19 and the responses of populations and their governments have varied ...

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Interview: “Dental laboratories will be left in an extremely vulnerable position”

Close cooperation between dentists and dental technicians generates synergy and helps to ensure high-quality prosthetic dentistry. However, the COVID-19 ...

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COVID-19 update: Nordic dentists continue to be affected by pandemic

LEIPZIG, Germany: Though the Nordic countries share many similar cultural and social traits, their respective governments’ responses to the ongoing ...

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Optimism prevails at Baird Global Healthcare Conference

NEW YORK, U.S.: On Sept. 9 and 10, Baird Equity Research held its annual Global Healthcare Conference. Traditionally hosted in New York, the invite-only ...

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SARS-CoV-2 as invisible threat: Mitigating aerosols in dental clinics

CHICAGO, U.S.: In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists have been provided with strict infection prevention and control guidelines. These include ...

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